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New Diamond and Nano Carbons Conference

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June 7-11, 2009
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
Traverse City, Michigan, USA
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PLEASE NOTE: Manuscript Submission Deadline has been extended to May 16, 2009

Join us for the third international New Diamond and Nano Carbons Conference (NDNC 2009). The conference will present high-impact scientific and technological advances, along with critical developments to enable the application of diamond, carbon nanostructures and related materials in a diverse range of products.

Conference History
The first NDNC conference was held in Osaka, Japan, in 2006, after the merger of the ADC (Applied Diamond Conference) and ICNDST (International Conference on New Diamond Science and Technology). The second conference followed in Taipei, Taiwan, in 2008. NDNC benefits from the long history of ADC and ICNDST, and has now become the home base for the fast-growing field.

Scientific Program
The conference will span four days and feature oral and poster presentations covering:

Conference Venue
Traverse City and the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa are situated in the northwest corner of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, on Lake Michigan’s East Grand Traverse Bay. With over 250 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, dozens of inland lakes, and thousands of acres of heavily forested trails, this is an ideal conference and vacation destination. In addition, the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa features 3 championship golf courses. Find out more or reserve your lodging.



Strange Matter

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WHAT IS Strange Matter?
Following an extensive period of research and development, the Materials Research Society (MRS), along with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Ontario Science Centre developed “Strange Matter” – a traveling interactive exhibit where users enter the fascinating, practical, occasionally bizarre and often beautiful world of materials science through over a dozen hands-on experiences.A dynamic and interactive Web site (www.strangematterexhibit.com) accompanies the exhibit, and provides a number of elements that supplement the exhibit experience. (Since its launch, the Strange Matter Web site has garnered significant acclaim, from sources such as Newsweek, Yahoo! Picks, The American Association for Advancement of Science, The American Library Association, and more.)

In addition to the Strange Matter exhibit and Web site, the Strange Matter team has developed a teacher curriculum/activity guide designed to assist teachers with integrating materials science into their 5th-8th grade science curriculums. The hands-on activities, based on the National Science Education Standards, are designed to encourage exploration and inquiry. We invite you to find out more about the Strange Matter Teacher’s Guide.

Strange Matter will be touring North America through 2010.  Here’s a list of current and upcoming venues.

Funding for Strange Matter provided by the NSF, Alcan, Dow, Ford Motor Company Fund, Intel Innovation in Education, and 3M Foundation .

To find out the very latest information regarding Strange Matter, please view our most recent press releases. A press kit and photographs are available for download to members of the media.





Strange Matter Exhibition – definitely visit this page – go halfway down and explore some of this stuff – it is amazing! – my note

{and – it seems interesting to me – }

Smallest incandescent lamp uses single C-nanotube
The world’s smallest incandescent lamp, using a filament made from a single carbon nanotube that is only 100 atoms wide, has been demonstrated in an effort to explore the boundary between thermodynamics and quantum mechanics, two fundamental yet seemingly incompatible theories of physics. To the unaided eye, the filament is completely invisible when the lamp is off, but it appears as tiny point of light when the lamp is turned on. With less than 20 million atoms, the nanotube filament is both large enough to apply the statistical assumptions of thermodynamics and small enough to be considered as a molecular that is, quantum mechanical system.


Other really great stuff –

Biochemical Journal – Biochem

30th International Symposium on Free Radicals. 25th – 30th of July 2009. Savonlinna, Finland



Journal of Physical Chemistry


Beyond Förster Resonance Energy Transfer in Biological and Nanoscale Systems
David Beljonne, Carles Curutchet, Gregory D. Scholes, Robert J. Silbey
J. Phys. Chem. B; 2009; 113(19); pp 6583-6599; (Feature Article);
DOI: 10.1021/jp900708f

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Coarsening of Two-Dimensional Nanoclusters on Metal Surfaces
Patricia A. Thiel, Mingmin Shen, Da-Jiang Liu and J. W. Evans
J. Phys. Chem. C; 2009; 113(13); pp 5047-5067; (Feature Article); DOI: 10.1021/jp8063849

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